Nipsey Hussle Will Have South Central L.A. Intersection Renamed After Him
Nipsey Hussle's contributions to the South Central Los Angeles area haven't gone unnoted. Since his death, much of the media coverage has made sure to focus on the many things he did for his community. Last week, a petition was launched to rename a South Central L.A. intersection after the rapper. Now, South Los Angeles City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson has confirmed that the City Of Los Angeles will officially be renaming the intersection of Crenshaw Blvd. and West Slauson Avenue after the late rapper.
Councilman Harris-Dawson will officially file a motion this Friday to have the intersection of Crenshaw Blvd. and West Slauson named "Ermias 'Nipsey Hussle' Asghedom Square." The intersection is adjacent to where Nipsey Hussle's Marathon Store was opened. Nipsey recently bought the plaza that housed in flagship Marathon Store and announced plans to demolish it and rebuild it as a residential building with a commercial plaza at the bottom.
"Ermias Asghedom known as 'Nipsey Hussle' was an icon and West Coast hero,” Councilmember Harris-Dawson said in a statement. "Nipsey’s genuine nature allowed him to be a light to everyone he interacted with from family, friends, fans, and his larger community. As a father, brother, and son, Nipsey was a rock helping to build an empire that will continue through generations. Nipsey will always be remembered for delivering a pure, authentic Los Angeles sound, his numerous philanthropic efforts, his innovative, community-focused business mindset, and his humble heart. "